Australian aid to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands will come with conditions. “If you want Australian aid, you’ve got to reduce corruption. If you want Australian aid, you’ve got to improve governance. If you want Australian aid, you’ve got to have a better approach to economic management,” Prime Minister John Howard said. Australia and the two South Pacific nations are embroiled in a dispute over efforts to extradite suspended Solomons Attorney-General Julian Moti, who is wanted in Australia for alleged child sex crimes. (Source: Australia to make South Pacific aid conditional/Australian Broadcasting Corp.)

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